We have the best trail conditions as we have had all season. Today I was able to barely get the snowmobile through all the new snow we have received. Then I went over it with the groomer and have polished it into a beautiful trail. This new snow should last at least through this weekend and the next and maybe beyond that.. We are offering the 9am and 11am tours only for the rest of the season, due to warm afternoon temps. Please give us a call and take advantage of the unique spring trail conditions. Hope to hear from you soon. Pat
Hurray! We have at least 16 ” of new snow on the trial, with more coming today. I will be out grooming the trail starting tomorrow (Thursday the 7th). It may be ready by Friday, but for sure for this weekend. Note: We are only going to be giving tours at 9:00am and 11:00am for the rest of the season due to the warm afternoon temperatures. We are taking reservations for this weekend and the following week and weekend. After that we will have to see what the warm predicted weather does to the snow pack and see what other storms we have coming. Looking forward to hearing from you. Pat
The weather forecast for Tuesday through Wednesday is calling for 8″ to 16″ inches of new snow which at the minimum will have us open again for this coming weekend If we get the maximum of 16″ we should be able to be open for the next couple of weekends. Due to the warmer spring weather we will only be offering the 9:00 am tour and the 11:00 am tour (moved up from 11:30 normal time). The reason is the temperatures can be just too warm for the dogs and the snow gets slushy and harder for the dogs to pull the sled through it.
“We may only have a couple of more weeks of good trail conditions so please don’t wait and get you reservations in now so you can get the time and date that best serves you. Thanks Pat
We have had a wonderful season and myself and the kids(dogs) would like to thank all of our clients for the great times. From the parents of a previous client from India who couldn’t speak English to those living out an item from their wish bucket, to Birthdays, Valentines, what fun we’ve had. It is so rewarding to have a customer call you after a tour and tell you that they were depressed but the tour with the dogs snapped her right out of it. It makes all the hard work year around worth it.
We won’t be in operation for this week and weekend due to the poor snow conditions and forecast of rain. There are some possibilities in the forecast for some more colder weather and snow coming back in. We will be available for spring tours if we can get some of those March snows like we have had for the last couple of years. We will be at the traihead the following weekend for short rides if the weather isn’t too warm and the short trail snows stay in tact. Stay posted to this blog sight for future conditions and open dates for tours. Thanks again and if the conditions don’t improve we hope to hear from you earlier in the season next year.
Boy what a great opening Holiday Season. The trails are just beautiful this season. The best in years for both dogsled tours and skiing. There is always a slowdown after the Holidays, so you have the opportunity to call in get a tour lined up, even if you just got into the area or are planning to visit soon. We have some light snows midweek so the photo opportunities will be at their peak. The temps are on the cool side, which makes for cold packed trails….just perfect for the dogs to give you an energetic ride. (the dogs love it the colder it is).Just go to our Calendar and Reservation page to find the date and time slot that will best serve your schedule and fill out the Reservation Request Form and voila, with a confirmation and you are in for the experience of a lifetime.
If you should want to go on a tour the same day you heard of us, the call me during the day at 530-340-3647. If I don’t have tours scheduled I will still be at the trailhead with enough dogs to do an 11:30 am tour and a 2 pm tour each day we are scheduled for tours on our calendar. Looking forward to hearing from you. Pat
Due to a last minute cancellation, Dogsled Express has two sleds available at 11:30 on New Years Day. I will be on my cell phone at 530-340-3647. When on the trail I turn my phone off, so if you are nearby…. just stop in at our trailhead and it is a good chance you could go right out at 11:30 to 12:00 for your one hour tour. Hope to hear from you and Happy New Year and wishing you all a prosperous 2013
My helper Bino has brought some lightweight sprint dogs that can do two tours a day, so through Jan 1 we’ll be be able to send out 2 sleds at the 9 am , 11:30 am and 2 pm time slots!
Available tours through Jan 1 are
- 12-27….. booked up
- 12-28….. two sleds available at 11:30 and two sled available at 2pm
- 12-29….. one sled available at 11:30 am and 2 sleds available at 2 pm
- 12-30….. two sled available at the 9 am , 11:30 am and 2 pm
- 12-31…… two sled available at the 9 am, 11:30 am and 2 pm
- 1-1………. two sleds available at the 9 am time slot
- If you want a tour for the same day call 530-340-3647
- Future reservations cal 530-467-3009
Surprisingly, there are tours available all day tomorrow. What an unusual opportunity! So call today at the 530-467-3009 and tomorrow at 530-340-3647. We’ll be at the trailhead ready for the 9 am, 11:30, 2pm time slots. If you stop up you may be able to go right out, but you it would be better if you could call first so we can be ready for the type of sled that would work best for your comfort.
I am working hard at grooming the trails through all this new snow. The conditions for the Holiday Week are going to be better than than they have been for many years. The forecast shows nice snow showers and partly sunny conditions depending the day you choose. If you are into photography, this is the weather for it. Snow in the trees and brisk winter weather. If you are concerned about the cool weather it may help to know that there is a cordura sled bag that you get into and wraps up to the chest of the front rider. There is padding for your comfort as well as a warm sleeping bag that is pulled up over the front rider. Just dress in winter layers and you are ready for the elements in comfort. Looking forward to hearing from you. Pat
Wow! Boy when you folks to a snow dance, you do a snow dance. We are suppose to get between 4 to 6 feet of new snow between tonight and Friday night. I will be at the trailhead grooming trails but will be giving no rides until this Saturday. Then the snow is going to back off for the Holiday week. This will be the best snow conditions that we will have in over three years. Can’t wait to hear from you. The dogs are chomping at the bit to give you your tour. Looking forward to meeting you and giving you an experience of a lifetime. Happy Holidays.